Do I Have to Disclose Everything in a Divorce?

By Ariel Sosna, JD In a California divorce, there are four basic steps if both spouses are taking part in the action. Step 1: filing and serving the Petition and Summons Step 2: filing and serving the Response (this is the only optional step) Step 3: completing the...

Ten Financial Things to Talk About Before You Get Married

By Lissa Rapoport, JD Getting married is a wonderful time in a couple’s journey.  People are happy, in love and ready to start a life together as a married couple.  This is actually the best time to talk about your respective expectations around what being...

Financial Professional’s Role in the Collaborative Divorce Process

Financial Professional’s Role in the Collaborative Divorce Process Divorcing couples are often unaware of the financial implications of various settlement options.  The Neutral Financial Professional is a licensed Certified Financial Planner (CFP) or Certified...

Three Legal Steps Required for Divorce in California

Thinking about divorce? Know the legal steps you need to take.One of the first questions you may have if you’re thinking about divorce is “Do I have to go to court?” The answer is “No” so long as you can reach agreement with your spouse about how you’re going to...